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AdeKing

New Cranborne Chase Dark Sky Reserve

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Thanks to the tireless work of a great many people I've just heard than the Cranborne Chase AONB has been awarded dark sky reserve status, 

https://www.darksky.org/cranborne-chase-uk-designated-as-international-dark-sky-reserve/

I believe that it is the first AONB to be awarded the dark sky reserve status. 

Amongst others, much work has been done by members of Wessex Astronomical Society and Fordingbridge Astronomers as well as tireless campaigning by Bob Mizon of CfDS.

Well done everybody.  Right on our doorstep too. 

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Excellent news. Now stop my old school from polluting the sky with their floodlit playing fields. :mad:

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That's great news! 
I have just ordered an 8' dob and was wondering where the best places around here would be, I live in Bournemouth so this is not too far at all.
Unfortunately I do not drive so I have to persuade friends, I'm hoping I wont need to do much persuading I mean, who doesn't want to watch the ghosts of our ancestors. 

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On 25/10/2019 at 14:10, Dumbo said:

That's great news! 
I have just ordered an 8' dob and was wondering where the best places around here would be, I live in Bournemouth so this is not too far at all.
Unfortunately I do not drive so I have to persuade friends, I'm hoping I wont need to do much persuading I mean, who doesn't want to watch the ghosts of our ancestors. 

Hi @Dumbo welcome to the group.  Badbury Rings between Wimborne and Blandford is nice and dark, I go up there occasionally. 

Another good spot is the car park overlooking Steeple https://goo.gl/maps/WQtkeX9vpCRwTReq5

Neither are too far away from Bournemouth.

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36 minutes ago, AdeKing said:

Hi @Dumbo welcome to the group.  Badbury Rings between Wimborne and Blandford is nice and dark, I go up there occasionally. 

Another good spot is the car park overlooking Steeple https://goo.gl/maps/WQtkeX9vpCRwTReq5

Neither are too far away from Bournemouth.

Thank you that's great I hope to check some places out soon.
I can't wait now just need to hope for some clearer weather. 

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